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  1. #1
    Join Date
    Jan 2012
    Chickamauga, Walker County, Georgia

    Default Hello from Chickamauga, GA

    After keeping bees with my father many years ago as a child, my wife and I returned to beekeeping this year with two homemade top-bar hives (hTBH), set under a small group of hardwood shade trees, in the middle of a hillside pasture, on our 14 acres of land in the mountains of northwest Georgia.

    The hives are generally based on the "Barefoot" design, but simplified. They sit on cinder blocks. The wood came entirely from lumber that has been sitting outdoors literally for decades. The roofs are simply flat wood panels.

    Installation of two packages was uneventful.

    "This time," I've decided more-or-less to be minimalist: the only pieces of "beekeeping equipment" are a veil to go over my straw hat, and a bee brush. Installation was done with shorts, a long-sleeved T-shirt and disposable rubber gloves. No bulletproof suit. No smoker... a spray bottle of water with peppermint oil mixed in.
    Last edited by mrobinson; 04-19-2012 at 08:32 PM.

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Apr 2011
    Lafayette, IN

    Default Re: Hello from Chickamauga, GA

    Hello and welcome.

  3. #3
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    Sep 2005
    Greensboro, North Carolina

    Default Re: Hello from Chickamauga, GA

    Welcome to the site!

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Jan 2010
    Alachua County, FL, USA

    Default Re: Hello from Chickamauga, GA

    Welcome MR!

  5. #5

    Default Re: Hello from Chickamauga, GA

    Welcome and enjoy your stay! I was just at Pigeon Mountain Trading Company about a month ago. That's a neat store with lots of bee stuff.
    Greg Whitehead, Ten Mile, TN
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